New majors on the Storrs campus are initially assigned to an academic advisor. Students are then reassigned to a faculty advisor. Honors students are assigned to the Honors Advisor. If you are unsure who your advisor is, log into your Student Admin account and follow these instructions.


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What can the Undergraduate Academic Advisor and my faculty advisor help me with?

  • Assistance with course selection.
  • Reviewing general education, major, and other graduation requirements. Making a plan for graduation.
  • Discussing potential double majors or minors (however, specific info for that other major/minor will need to come from that department).
  • Advisor signature on forms (ex: schedule revision, double major, additional degree, independent study, etc.).
  • Discussing options for earning internship credit.
  • Ways to be successful academically, especially if you are on academic probation.
  • Referrals to other resources on campus.

What additional things can my faculty advisor help me with?

  • Exploring the major and types of careers in Sociology (mentoring for academic and career goals).
  • Discussing graduate school options and the application process.
  • Brainstorming on ways to get involved in research on campus.
  • Potentially being a source for a letter of recommendation if you make a point of getting to know them and possibly also take a class with them.

Does Sociology use advising holds?

No, in general we do not use advising holds. The exception is for students who are new to Sociology at the Storrs campus (first semester and transfer students, major changers, and campus changers). However, all students are welcome and encouraged to meet with an advisor at any time for help with course selection or any other questions.

Does Sociology use waitlists?

Required courses for the Sociology major use the waitlist feature in Student Admin. Students should add themselves to the course's waitlist and then contact the Graduate Program Coordinator with any questions. Priority for required courses is based on major, minor, and class standing. For example, a senior Sociology major would be given the highest priority.  

You will receive an email if we can issue you a permission number.  If a SOCI class does not use the waitlist feature, then it is first come first served. If you are trying to enroll in a class that is full and does not use waitlists, we encourage you to check often for seats to open up.

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As part of the College of Liberal arts and Sciences (CLAS), your Sociology education connects you to countless opportunities to grow through hands-on experiences. Whether you participate in an internship, research, or education abroad, you’ll apply what you learn in class and gain transferable skills that prepare you for any career.

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